Obtaining a Fishing Licence in Ontario

Preparing for Your Fishing Excursion on Lake Ontario: Obtaining a Fishing Licence


Welcome aboard for your upcoming fishing adventure with IZZI CHARTERS! Before we set out on the water, let’s ensure you’re all set with the necessary paperwork, starting with your fishing licence. Here’s a simple guide to help you obtain your license hassle-free

Determine Your Licence Needs

Depending on whether you’re a resident of Ontario, another province in Canada, or a visitor from abroad, there are different types of licences available. Make sure you know which one applies to you.

Choose How to Get Your Licence

You can purchase your fishing licence online, at a ServiceOntario location, from a retail store, or through an authorized licence issuer. Online is often the most convenient, especially if you’re planning everything in advance.

Gather Your Info

Have your personal details handy. You’ll typically need information like your name, date of birth, and address to complete the application.

Apply Online

Head over to the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry’s website to apply for your fishing licence. It’s a straightforward process – just follow the prompts.

Pay and Receive Confirmation

Once you’ve completed your application, you’ll be prompted to make payment. After that, you’ll receive confirmation of your licence, either via email or as a printable document.

Brush Up on Regulations

Take a quick look at Ontario’s fishing regulations. Knowing the rules about catch limits, size restrictions, and specific regulations for where we’ll be fishing ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Keep Your Licence Up to Date

Fishing licences typically expire annually or after a specified period. Don’t forget to renew yours to avoid any interruptions to your fishing plans. Stay informed about any changes to regulations or licencing requirements.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information on fishing licences, regulations, and conservation efforts in Ontario, check out the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry’s website. You can also explore the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary.

We want your fishing excursion to be memorable for all the right reasons. By taking care of your fishing licence ahead of time and familiarizing yourself with Ontario’s regulations, you’re ensuring a smooth sailing (or should we say, smooth fishing?) experience.

More Charter Fishing FAQs

Read our FAQs for more tips to prepare for your Lake Ontario fishing experience.

Can’t wait to see you on board for some fantastic fishing fun!

Izzi Charters
Call or Text: 647-294-2654
Email: izzicharters@hotmail.com

Why Fish with Us?


  • Safe, well maintained vessel and gear
  • Fully licensed, courteous, fun and experienced crew
  • State of the art equipment
  • 100% effort at all times to catch fish
  • Extra fishing time if needed
  • All fish cleand and bagged
  • Professionally catered, oven cooked food, no propane bbq
  • Chef/hostess prepares food as you fish
  • Air conditioning
  • Family friendly environment
  • Full washroom / kitchen facilities
  • First captain to guarantee fish every charter all year